by Arsalan Wares
A hexagonal box, some printable papers and some math.
Did you know that the A ratio has two distinct definitions? Edward Holmes offers a cheerful explanation.
A box with a raised square — or a heart — on top. It was inspired by Thoki Yenn's Crossed Box Pleat.
While folding with this paper can be challenging, the results are stunning due to the paper's beautiful texture.
This paper has a beautiful texture. As to how it folds? In summary: like Elephant Hide, just thinner!
This paper has a beautiful texture, but comes at a price. While it's great for intermediate models, it's too thick for complex ones.
This time we're testing Rhinoceros Hide! It stays true to its name, showing it doesn't just look good in animal models, but also folds well. More surprisingly, it's a nice option for larger tessellations, too.
This paper's beautiful texture is an absolute eye-catcher. Its properties make it perfect for 3D shaping, as well as models of intermediate complexity.
Golden River (aka "Leather Paper") is the third Japanese paper in our mini series. Its beautiful texture is beautiful, but not its only selling point!
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The story of a process developed for folding rigid wood laminate, with crease patterns, images, and recipes.
Biotope is the second paper we are reviewing in our mini series of Japanese papers. It's very versatile!
This article, as well as the next five, are dedicated to Japanese papers. First up: the iridescent paper Karaperapisu!
In this review we are taking a closer look at O-Gami by Paper Circle, a paper specifically designed for complex origami models. Read here whether it meets the brief.
In this special paper review Giang Dinh, Beth Johnson and Robert Lang share their favorite paper for some of their designs.
Only a few people seem to have folded with Clean Room Paper, but especially for intermediate models it is a serious contender.
We tested Elephant Hide by Zanders in our first review. This time it's Efalin, also by Zanders. Read the review to see how this strong paper held up in our review.
When you think about handmade papers, three names come to mind: Origamido, Unryu, and Lokta. We had already reviewed the first two, so it was time to complete the trio.
Bible paper is thin, made to be handled excessively, and last for a long time. Read here whether it's also good for folding.
Recommended by Satoshi Kamiya and Origami House, Sato Gami was definitely a paper we had to review. Did it live up to its expectations?
In the search for a translucent paper we came across glassine by Modulor.
This review is a bit different. We tested different ways of preparing Unryu before folding different animals from the resulting sheets.
You may well never heard of this paper, let alone folded with it. This review will reveal that it's definitely a paper you should try out - and soon!
In this 12th paper review, we'll look at the one paper best known as origami paper: kami, namely from Jong ie Nara.
Ask non-origami people about paper mills, and someone will mention Fabriano. But do they also produce paper suitable for origami? Read our review on Ingres to find out.
Eyal Reuveni reviews all 10 papers that Ilan Garibi and Gadi Vishne previously tested by folding Hideo Komatsu's lion from each paper type.
Nicolas Terry offers Tissue Foil in his online shop. Read here how it stood up to our tests! A small hint: you will not be disappointed when folding with this paper.
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by Leyla Torres
This article presents diagrams and a video for folding a pre-Colombian frog.
Originally developed to minimize paper weight for air mail, Onion Skin paper offers many advantages for use in origami.
by Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, Liping Ma, Patsy Wang-Iverson
This paper presents a crease pattern for one-cut double happiness.
In this review we'll have a closer look at Kraft paper. If you are into complex folds, this might just be the perfect paper for your test folds.
This time we're reviewing Crumpled Paper, which was introduced to the origami community by VOG. The unique texture of this paper makes it an absolute gem as it does not hinder the folding process for many types of models!
This time we're reviewing Stardream. It may be a less known paper, but after reading this article you'll want to give it a try!
This time it's all about Origamido®. It's a unique paper Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander make specifically for origami.
Ilan Garibi describes the paper making process for Kozo - from tree to finished sheet. He had the unique opportunity of doing a workshop at Tut Neyar in Israel.
Have you ever wondered how printer paper is produced? This article gives a unique insight into how cellulose is transformed into paper at Hadera Paper Mill, Israel.
The fourth installment of a series reviewing types of paper for folding. This article reviews printing paper, probably the most widely available paper out there.
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I compare super-thin insect papers from the grand masters of Origamido Studio and the newcomers from Columbus, Ohio: Paper Circle, and their new "O-gami" brand of handmade paper to fold a demanding spider (CP provided as well).
The third installment of a series reviewing types of paper for folding. This article reviews Japanese Foil paper, which is especially suitable for more advanced folds, such as insects.
The second installment of a series reviewing types of paper for folding. This article reviews Tant paper which may be the most versatile paper for Origami uses.
What started with a simple question and a list of paper properties, has become an extensive project - a long, exploratory journey discovering paper. Please enjoy our first Paper Review!